Blooming Chives

Did you know chives bloom? Besides its many culinary uses, it also has lovely blooms.

Chives are the smallest member of the onion family. And the only member of the onion family that is native to both the Old World and the New World. It also has insect-repelling properties and is used in gardens to control pests.

Chives have been culitivated in Europe since the Middle Ages, but may have been grown as much as 5000 years ago. My mom gave me this plant, and although I rarely use it for cooking, I do enjoy its blooms in the spring.